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Who drinks soda pop? Economic status and adult consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages

Jay Zagorsky and Patricia K. Smith

Economics & Human Biology, 2020, vol. 38, issue C

Abstract: We use two cohorts from the National Longitudinal Surveys (NLSY79 and NLSY97), which are large, nationally representative samples of U.S. adults, to investigate consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages (SSB) by SES, using nine surveys fielded between 2008 and 2016. Previous studies used income and education to measure SES, the NLS enables us to include wealth as well. Previous studies also used cross-sectional data, whereas the NLS allows us to examine whether changes in income and wealth correlate with changes in SSB intake.

Keywords: Soda; Sugar-sweetened beverages; Income; Wealth; Health disparities (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: I10 I12 I14 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2020
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DOI: 10.1016/j.ehb.2020.100888

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